Sharmishtha Basu is an unemployed artist, writer who is out to test her works, looking for publicists, literary agents and gallant, generous readers, to see if they can help her to build an “unorthodox” career, a path followed by many before, some has been blessed with success, most have not, let us see what you make of her attempts! A failure or success- it all depends on you. These are pieces from her book, the book is available on createspace and amazon- It is a collection of poems and black and white illustrations to go with them. Some are photographs, others paintings, cyber sketches mainly.
A beautiful angel caught
the fancies of a dark demon.
The demon wooed her but
she refused his love with scorn.
The furious demon snatched her away
from her land of love,
innocence and happiness to
the land of guilt, lust and greed.
The fairy tried hard to hit
all the hands grabbing at her,
to prove the unworthiness of lust
her heart filled up with anguish.
Every day the demon would visit
and ask her if she was ready to give in.
Every time he was met with the same hatred,
and after every failed visit he returned more enraged.
One night the fairy had a dream,
God has come down to help her.
She told her in a voice full
of love and compassion that she is wrong.
She is not wrong in her chastity
or her refusal to surrender to darkness.
Her mistake is hitting back at a mighty foe.
When she is lonely, first she should be strong.
When we run a shallow stream of pure love
into cruel sands its sucked dry!
So first turn that shallow stream
into a mighty river and cross the deserts.